Turtle Standing in a Rain Puddle  Welcome April!


Bess Truman students shared the love this week as they hosted a penny drive to raise funds to assist less fortunate children during Christmas.  The Joplin Area Firefighters Christmas for Kids organization supports area communities, ensuring all children receive gifts for Christmas.  Preschool classes through first grade classes participated in the penny drive with Ms. Gastel's class raising $79.14.  This class won the competition for a snow cone and extra recess party!  Thanks to the many parents who helped to make this penny drive a huge success!  We are blessed to see the smiling faces of all our children as they are proud and excited to be serving our community through this worthwhile organization that has given so much to Bess Truman and other area children.

Bess Truman had a "Cozy Up & Read"  afternoon of reading on February 11th.  It was a huge success!  We had over 150 student along with their parents/grandparents come and read books and AR test.   Want to sent out a great big THANK YOU to Mrs. Beecham and everyone who helped make this all happen!

PTO needs your help.  Please take a moment to go online and complete the survey in order to better meet all families’ needs!  It is a quick 5-10 minutes of your time but will go a long ways as we plan for our fundraiser next year and possible structural changes to our PTO meetings to allow for maximum involvement!      http://goo.gl/forms/xniaixOlqa




Important Dates:
4/23 & 4/24 Kindergarten Screening

Even after food drive is over, this is a great list to keep in case you'd like to pick up a few things for Bright Futures through out the year.  They always appreciate donations and they can be dropped off at Bess or at the Bright Futures house on Jefferson Street.  Thanks, your donations are always appreciated!!!!

We had our PBIS assembly for March and it was about COOPERATION!  Mrs. Henning's class did a little skit and explained how important it is to have COOPERATION in our lives!